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UCT is an inclusive and engaged research-intensive African university that inspires creativity through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship; enhancing the lives of its students and staff, advancing a more equitable and sustainable social order and influencing the global higher education landscape.

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Council Election 2020
Convocation has elected four candidates to serve on the UCT Council for the period 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2024. They are Marlene le Roux, Shuaib Manjra, Dumisa Ntsebeza and Christopher Vaughan.
Read more and see the elected candidates’ bios.
22 May 2020

 

1st
IN AFRICA

UCT leads, in Africa, in all of the five major world university rankings: Times Higher Education, Quacquarelli Symonds, Center for World University Rankings, US News Best Global Universities and ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities.

136th
Times Higher Education

UCT moved 20 places to 136th position in the latest 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

121st
US News

The sixth edition of the US News Best Global Universities rankings saw UCT being ranked 121st globally for 2020.

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The purpose of the Food Programme is to provide basic support to students who are hungry and to enhance student learning and success.
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